Up-to-date Information on the Coronavirus Situation

    From 19 May, the hospitality industry in Austria will be allowed to re-open. We are working on keeping the Corona infection numbers low and we look forward to welcoming you again in Austria very soon!

    Find current and planned measures below.

    Last update: 28 April

    Current Situation in Austria

    At the moment, a lockdown is in effect in Austria. Tourism and leisure travel are not possible.

    First steps towards a reopening have been taken in the province of Vorarlberg, where restaurants and cultural institutions have been allowed to open (subject to strict rules). From 19 May, restrictions will be eased nationwide, with details currently being drawn up. We will update this page as new information becomes available.

    The following measures are currently in effect:

    • Hotels are closed to leisure travellers/tourists.
    • Restaurants and bars can only offer takeout/delivery services. Dining in is not permitted (except in the province of Vorarlberg). FFP2 masks are required when picking up food.
    • A landing ban for flights from South Africa, India, and Brazil is in effect.
    • Entry regulations are in effect. Additional local rules for certain regions with high COVID numbers may be in effect (please check locally; find a German-language list here).
    • Shops, museums, libraries, and zoos are open. All shoppers and visitors must wear FFP2 masks.
    • All other culture and leisure facilities such as theatres, cinemas, gyms, pools, and amusement parks are closed. Certain exemptions apply in the province of Vorarlberg.
    • Events such as concerts, plays etc. are cancelled. Certain exemptions apply to the province of Vorarlberg.
    • Hairdressers and similar service providers are open; negative COVID-19 tests are required for customers.
    • A stay-at-home order is in effect from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
    • You are required to keep a minimum distance of 2 m (6.5 ft) to people from other households.
    • FFP2 masks are required on public transport and in other public spaces.

    The following measures have been announced for 19 May:

    • Hotels and restaurants will be allowed to reopen, with strict protective measures in place.
    • Leisure and culture facilities will be allowed to reopen and events can take place, with strict protective measures in place.
    • Entry regulations for EU travellers will change.

    We will provide more information as it becomes available.

    Please note: The following information has been researched with the utmost care. However, we can provide no guarantee of accuracy.

    Latest News at a Glance

    25 April: The Austrian government have announced that from 19 May, hotels and restaurants, leisure and cultural facilities may reopen.

    Current Entry Requirements to Austria

    Entry Regulations for Austria

    Austria is currently in lockdown. Hotels are closed, making tourism and leisure travel virtually impossible. Current government plans include opening hotels and changing entry rules for EU travellers from 19 May.

    At the moment, all travellers need to obtain pre-travel clearance before travelling to Austria. Travellers from most countries worldwide will need to quarantine upon arrival and additionally show a negative COVID test.

    Please be sure to check your home country's travel warnings in addition to Austrian regulations.

    Find all information on Austria's entry requirements here
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